Alvarez's only mistake of the afternoon was serving up a solo home run to Evan Gattis in the fourth inning. Alvarez has allowed just one run in 6 2/3 innings (1.35 ERA) this spring.
Bauer likely fell out of the competition when he was mashed for six earned runs in two-plus innings Monday against the Angels. The strong springs of Josh Tomlin and Carlos Carrasco have also pushed back Bauer, who has another minor league option.
Balfour reported a dead arm after his last outing. He owns a fat 19.29 ERA after three exhibition game performances.
Gorzellany underwent offseason shoulder surgery and just began throwing long toss off flat ground. He will not have time to throw enough bullpen sessions or exhibition game innings to open the year on the active roster.
Asked if he still considers Davis a platoon player, Brad Ausmus said he does. "I'm not locked into it, but probably if I had to choose today, I'd lean that direction," he said. "That doesn't mean he can't earn his way into more playing time with us. We gotta fill that position somehow. And if Rajai proves he can play against any starting pitcher, then he'll play if he helps us win."
Davis has thrived mostly left-handed pitching throughout his career. He has been one of the premier base stealers in the sport, but you can't steal first base. His .312 on-base percentage last season was a reflection of his impatience and poor eye at the plate. He had just 21 walks in 331 at-bats.
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Iglesias was brilliant defensively and one of the surprises of baseball with the bat in 2013. He batted .303 with 39 runs scored in 350 at-bats after a trade brought him from Boston.
"Inning weren't here anymore," Buck Showalker explained to MASNSports.com. "Want him to stay sharp as he's been here."